Illinois policeman dies: suspect arrested in Indiana surrenders, authorities say


The two suspects linked to the shooting death of a veteran Illinois police officer on Wednesday were in custody on Friday after a nearly 36-hour manhunt, police said.

Bradley’s police sergeant was killed in the shooting. Marlene Rittmanic, 49 years old. His partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, 27, remained in critical condition in a hospital, TUSEN 32 of Chicago reported.

The two officers were gunned down while responding to a noise complaint at a Comfort Inn motel in Kankakee County, south of Chicago.

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The search for the suspects led law enforcement officers to Indiana, where suspect Darius Sullivan, 25, the suspected shooter, was apprehended without incident at a Manchester home on Friday morning, TUSEN 32 reported.

Another occupant of the Indiana home, identified as Daniel Acros, 19, has also been taken into custody, according to the station.

Weapons and drugs were also confiscated on the spot, authorities said.

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The second suspect linked to the case, Xandria Harris, 26, surrendered to police in Bradley, Ill., Around 4 p.m. Friday, TUSEN 32 reported.

Arrangements were being made for Sullivan to be extradited to Illinois to face murder and attempted murder charges, the station said.

Two other people were arrested in Indiana in connection with the case. Suspects identified as Bryce Baker, 20, and Joshua Adams, 26, both of Kankakee, Ill., Were arrested after authorities looking for Sullivan spotted them in an oncoming vehicle. sense in Rochester, Indiana, reported TUSEN 32.

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Their possible connection to Sullivan was under investigation, according to the report.

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